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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through March 2019.

Imports: Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed

Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed, the No. 1061 import by value totaled $1.01 million for the month of March, $4.35 million through March of 2019, and $12.86 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Turkey$1.6 M
2Mexico$719,584
3Portugal$631,976
4Peru$461,410
5South Korea$371,030
6Germany$259,381
7Taiwan$121,657
8China$118,270
9Brazil$37,529
10United Kingdom$23,967
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January – March 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $4.35 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,147,429
2Port of Charleston $951,602
3Brownsville International Bridges $719,584
4Port of Los Angeles $168,242
5Port of Newark $165,834
6Port of Virginia $93,053
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $37,926
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $24,180
9Port of Long Beach $12,621
10Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $8,521

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed increased 96.37 percent through March to $4.35 million

U.S. imports of Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed increased 96.37 percent from $2.22 million to $4.35 million through the first three months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1061 through March among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1108 for the last full year with a total value of $12.86 million, a $1.06 million, 8.98 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through March of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Turkey, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Portugal, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Newark.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Portugal, No. 3 Turkey, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga., No. 2 Brownsville International Bridges, No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – March 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Turkey $1,602,701
2Mexico $719,584
3Portugal $631,976
4Peru $461,410
5South Korea $371,030
6Germany $259,381
7Taiwan $121,657
8China $118,270
9Brazil $37,529
10United Kingdom $23,967

January – March 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Atlanta/Savannah $1,283,835
2Charleston $1,087,177
3Laredo $646,041
4New York City $264,807
5Norfolk $205,261
6Minneapolis $73,450
7Chicago $17,032
8Cleveland $7,363
9Los Angeles $5,358
10Jacksonville/Tampa $4,200

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first three months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 125.33 percent compared to last year to $2.15 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 159.29 percent compared to last year to $951,602.
  • Brownsville International Bridges rose 31.35 percent compared to last year to $719,584.
  • Port of Los Angeles totaled $168,242. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Port of Newark rose 36.08 percent compared to last year to $165,834.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Turkey increased $1.07 million, 200.8 percent, (36.82 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico increased $171,748, 31.35 percent, (16.53 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Portugal increased $90,791, 16.78 percent, (14.52 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Peru increased $461,410, 0 percent, (10.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Korea increased $246,147, 197.1 percent, (8.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 86.99 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through March of this year. That is equal to $3.79 million of the $4.35 million total.

All totaled, 95.39 percent of all these Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through March of this year. That is equal to $4.15 million of the $4.35 million total